Large globular jar
decorated with four heads of cherubs
This large storage jar is one of the earliest pieces of maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware, in the Courtauld’s collection. It is decorated with four heads of cherubs, along with other allusions to love, such as a bow and arrow, heart and flame.
Typical of Faenza is the stylised floral pattern on the neck and the trefoil cresting, seen above and beneath the band of cherubs.